Professor Aliko Songolo (University of Wisconsin-Madison) is the first Fulbright Specialist selected within the framework of the cooperation agreement signed by AMU and the Fulbright French-American Commission in July 2017, which also includes the creation of a Migration Studies Fulbright/IMéRA .
From January to end of March 2018, Professor Songolo will be working on a project involving both AMU/IMéRA and the Senegalese university Gaston Berger. A summary of the project is given below.
Aliko Songolo’s research and teaching interests lie primarily in Francophone literatures of Africa and the Caribbean, and Francophone cinemas of Africa and Québec. He has published a monograph (Aimé Césaire: une poétique de la découverte, 1985), two co-edited volumes (Twenty-five Years After Dakar and Fourah Bay: The Growth of African Literature, 1998 and Atlantic Cross-Currents/Transatlantiques, 2001), and was Associate Editor of the highly acclaimed five-volume New Encyclopedia of Africa (2008). He also edited special issues of two eminent journals in his field, French Review (1982) and Présence Francophone (2003), and published numerous articles. His current research projects investigate the question of national cinema in Québec and Francophone Africa, and postcoloniality in the wake of the Négritude movement.
Entitled “Migration of African-American Writers to Paris and Encounter with African and Caribbean Writers (1930-1960),” the project I propose to undertake aims to explore the complex and sometimes complicated web of relationships among African-American writers, artists, and intellectuals and their Francophone African and Caribbean counterparts over three crucial decades of the twentieth century. Continuer la lecture de « Migration of African-American Writers to Paris and Encounter with African and Caribbean Writers (1930-1960), par Aliko SONGOLO »